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Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.Life may be fleeting, but the debate over it runs in eternal media circles. Over the last year, actor Christopher Reeve's death engendered stem cell debate, which gave way to the South Korean cloning story, then to the Schiavo fiasco, the Kansas...
Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.Cartoonists live to demean sacred institutions, so it should surprise nobody that we privately snipe at the growing number of journalism awards, even as we covet them. Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News deadpans that the Pulitzer Prize for...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMilitary personnel would get their largest pay raise in two decades, development of a missile shield would continue and a new round of base closures would be permitted under legislation the Senate approved Tuesday. The bill to authorize $345 billion in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersLawmakers confronted the Bush administration on Tuesday about its decision to put out an extraordinary terrorist warning earlier this week, questioning whether the FBI's alert could do more to alarm than protect an already anxious public. "Whenever...
Tribune staff reporterIllinois-Chicago coach Jimmy Collins took one look at the Tribune's 1997-98 All-State basketball team and made this proclamation: "Give me those five guys right now, and I'd go a long way in the NCAA tournament." Collins' dream team would feature 6-...
Past winners 2005: Julian Wright, Homewood-Flossmoor 2004: Shaun Livingston, Peoria Central 2003: Shannon Brown, Proviso East 2002: Daniel "Dee" Brown, Proviso East 2001: Eddy Curry, Thornwood 2000: Darius Miles, East St. Louis 1999: Brian Cook,...
Special to the TribuneA last-ditch effort by Democrats and a few Republicans to quicken the flow of disaster aid to New York fizzled Wednesday as the House approved a major defense and anti-terror spending bill. The bill passed 406-20 after its way to easy passage was paved...
"He even looks dashing in a Santa suit." -- Elizabeth Edwards, introducing John Edwards "USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!" -- chanted by the delegates after a corps of retired generals and admirals took the stage to endorse John Kerry -- Los Angeles Times staff...
Tags: History, Staples Center, Bill Richardson, New Mexico, Japan
Tribune staff reporterTribune cultural critic and reporter Julia Keller won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing Monday for what the judges called a "gripping, meticulously constructed account" of the April 2004 tornado that killed eight people in Utica, Ill. "This is a...
Times Staff WriterThe emerging Republican Party platform strongly endorses President Bush's call for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage — despite Vice President Dick Cheney's contrasting views — and declares that only heterosexual couples should...
Tags: Nancy Reagan, Family, Abortion, Politics, Abortion Issue
Tribune staff reporterMoments after his team had come up short in its bid to repeat its 1986 Class AA state basketball championship last month at the Assembly Hall in Champaign, King senior Marcus Liberty walked slowly through the tunnel that runs between the playing floor and...
Tribune staff reporterNick Anderson and Deon Thomas honed their basketball skills on the South Side of Chicago, a place where hoops and hard times often go hand in hand. Nothing ever came easy for them. No one handed them the ball and said: "Here, young man. Now, go out and...
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